This week's surprise announcement from Energy Minister John Hayes, reported in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph, that the Government wouldn't give the green light to any more onshore wind farms certainly caused a stir, with Labour Leader Ed Miliband accusing the Prime Minister of having an 'uncertain' energy policy.
Today the Department for Transport (DfT) published routine quarterly estimates for the number of road casualties in Great Britain. They revealed that in the year leading up to June 2012, the number of recorded deaths on Britain's roads fell by 6% on the previous 12 months to 1,790, while serious injuries rose slightly over the same period.
"Lucrative: Now worth more than £300m a year, Halloween is now Britain's third most lucrative festival after Christmas and Easter." The Daily Mail, October 31, 2012
Today we learnt that in 2011, British Halloween spending topped £300 million for the first time, making it the third most lucrative celebration of the year after Christmas and Easter, according to the Daily Mail.
Today's Daily Express explores an idea floated by Conservative MP Stewart Jackson to "take back control of our borders" which he claims would allow border staff to tu
In Kelvingrove Art Gallery, one of Glasgow's main museums, there is a permanent exhibition devoted to the issue of domestic violence. And in recent years Scotland - in contrast to England and Wales - has seen an increase in the number of people reporting incidents of domestic abuse.
This morning's Times featured an article jointly authored by Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander which called for the European Union to "spend less and spend differently."
However the duo warned fiscal reform on the continent needs to extend beyond "'EU fat cats' in Brussels", claiming that administration costs represent only 6% of the money spent by the EU.
Anyone hoping for (or perhaps dreading) more indian summers in the future may have been startled to read this weekend that global warming stopped happening 15 years ago.
Mail on Sunday: "Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released... and here is the chart to prove it"
Full Fact's Director Will Moy appeared on Radio 4's You and Yours today to talk about mooted proposals for reducing benefits spending by £10 billion. Here as promised we provide the sources for the information he used, and some extra background information either from our preparation or in response to some of the points from listeners.
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While media attention may have switched over the weekend from the Labour Party conference to the Conservative Party equivalent in Birmingham, many of the topics under the microscope have remained consistent.
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